Concurrent Session: Sandy Morningstar

Fri, 11/18/2011 - 15:15 to 16:15
Sandy Morningstar How Pre and Perinatal Traumas Affect Our Beliefs and Our Behaviors Children and adults replicate their traumatic birth experiences in the things that they say and do every day. Each obstetric intervention leaves a body memory in the unconscious that plays itself out in recognizable ways. The use of pitocin, anesthesia, forceps, vacuum suction, and cesarean sections predispose us to some specific behaviors. Attempted abortion, toxic womb, fearful external environments, and long labor have additional psychological implications. Hospital procedures which prevent bonding leave scars on both the mother and the child.

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